Top 15 Cartoon Characters of All Time

We have all grown up watching different TV shows, including animation series, especially the memorable cartoon characters. Even now, most of us are fond of watching cartoon shows whenever we get time. One does not have to be a kid to watch cartoons. We have also fallen in love with some of the iconic cartoon characters. Listed below are the top 15 cartoon characters that have withstood the test of time.

Top 15 Cartoon Characters of All Time

1. Mickey Mouse

Cartoon character Mickey Mouse
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Mickey Mouse is a cartoon character who was founded by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks in 1928. It was the first cartoon character that was synchronised with sound. Mickey was often joined by his girlfriend, Minnie Mouse, and some other animated characters like Donald Duck, Goofy and Pluto. Mickey Mouse Club House went on to become the most popular show among children in the 1950s.

2. Bart Simpson

Cartoon character Bart Simpson
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Bart Simpson is the only son of Homer Simpson and Marge Simpson, and he is the eldest brother of Lisa and Maggie. Bart’s action towards Homer is marked by playful intention. Bart’s popular character traits include misbehaving with authority, rebelliousness and mischievousness. Bart comes across as a naughty character with humour. Since his debut in 1987, Bart Simpson has become a prominent cartoon character.

3. Popeye

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Popeye, a spinach loving sailor, is a cartoon character that gets superhuman strength after eating spinach. Cartoonist E. C. Segar is the creator of Popeye. Later, Fleischer Studios produced Popeye on the big screen. In the early 1960s, Paramount Pictures produced a TV series of Popeye.

4. Scooby-Doo

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For mid-late 20th century kids, Scooby-Doo Where Are You! cartoon was a treat. In this cartoon, Scooby-Doo and his human friends solve mysterious cases. Williams Hanna and Joseph Barbera created this cartoon series. Later, it was produced for Cartoon Network from 2010 to 2018.

5. Winnie The Pooh

Winnie The  Pooh
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Winnie the Pooh cartoon was written by A.A. Milne. The protagonist, Winnie the Pooh has also starred in various feature films. It continues to be a memorable and cute cartoon for people of all age groups.

6. Donald Duck

Donald Duck
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Donald Duck is a cartoon character that is always fun to watch. He made his first appearance in 1934 and became popular in his own way. His film Donald in Mathmagic Land won an Oscar, and he became a significant figure.

7. Tom And Jerry

Tom and Jerry
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Tom and Jerry is a comedy animated series created by Hanna and Barbera in 1940. This series centres on the friendship/ rivalry between Tom, a cat, and Jerry, a mouse. It is fun to watch their adventurous enmity and how Tom always fails to catch Jerry. The best part about this cartoon is that every episode is of a concise duration.

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8. The Powerpuff Girls

The Powerpuff Girls
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Created by Craig McCracken, it centres around three small girls with superpowers. Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercups are the protagonists who keep their town safe from malicious activities. The show revolves around the adventures of these three girls, and it became pretty popular among children when it was released. 

9. Spider-Man

Cartoon character spiderman
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Spider-Man was originally a comic character created by Stan Lee for Marvel comics in 1962 before he became a cartoon character. Spider-Man is everyone’s childhood superhero. The series focuses on high school student, Peter Parker, aka Spider-Man. Over the years, many Marvel movies of Spider-Man have been released, which are greatly received by viewers all across the globe. 

10. Superman

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Superman is based on the DC comic about the superhero character Superman. Like Marvel’s Spider-Man movies, Superman movies by DC are also top-rated. Everyone loves this character, and he is famous among adults too.

11. Droopy

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Droopy’s comic timing is outstanding, and he is an underrated cartoon character. He always begins with his famous line, “You know what? That makes me mad!” comically. Droopy is a hilarious cartoon character, and he is well-deserving to be on this list.

12. Marvin The Martian

Marvin the Martian
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Marvin the Martian made his debut in the 1948 Bugs Bunny cartoon Haredevil Hare. He appears in various cartoons and video games as a villain. This character comes across as mysterious because of his partially concealed appearance. 

13. Goofy

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Goofy is a talking dog and Mickey Mouse’s friend. He was created in 1932 by Walt Disney. Although Goofy comes across as clumsy and dimwitted, he always seems to succeed in everything.

14. Bugs Bunny

Bugs Bunny

Bugs Bunny has been very famous among cartoon fans since his debut in 1940. His famous catchphrase is “What’s up, Doc?” and is popular among the audience. Bugs Bunny is primarily known for his cartoon Looney Tunes.

15. Pink Panther

Pink Panther
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Pink Panther was first featured in the classic The Pink Panther film in 1963, which became a huge hit. Friz Freleng and David H. DePatie created pink Panther. The theme music of this cartoon has been a popular favourite of its viewers. 


The above-mentioned cartoon characters are some of the best characters of all time. Watching their cartoons will surely make you feel nostalgic about the past and the good old days. Moreover, watching these cartoons and characters are bound to cheer you up if you ever feel dejected. 

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